The Fallacy of Limited Horizons
One day someone told HaRav Moshe Feinstein zt"l about
a certain avreich — in fact his son-in-law
— who had made a medical discovery that might prove to
be a cure for cancer. R' Moshe responded that even if it was
a sure cure for cancer, "is ess nisht vert di bittul
Torah" (it would not be worth the bittul Torah
that it caused).
The Man With the Gun in Hand
"If my spirit was stormy within me, I said: I shall tell it
and I will be eased."
by HaRav Aharon Yeshaya Roter
On my way to shul in Bnei Brak one morning, I noticed
an ad on a billboard. I am quoting it verbatim:
Teshuvoh and Prayer
by HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt"l
In the first part of the power of prayer and its
application to teshuvoh, HaRav Schwadron cited
numerous applications in which we see the tremendous power of
The Light of Elul
In the margins of those decisions and deeds which we embrace
in the days of Elul, there may sink in some lack of faith or
true recognition of the importance of those deeds. We are not
completely convinced, altogether assured, that this is what
is being asked of us, that this is what is good and what is
most effective for these Elul days.
A Meditation Compiled by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Politica: Jobs vs. Ideology
A few years ago, Education Minister Livnat stood on the
speaker's podium at the Likud Center (the central committee
that governs many of the affairs of the Likud including the
selection of the Knesset lists) and asked a rhetorical
question: "Are jobs what you want?" "Yes," the members
answered in unison.
By E. Rauchberger
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